PERTH, Western Australia, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ – Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (“Aurora”) (ASX:AUT, TSX:AEF) is pleased to provide certain updates and information in advance of the upcoming general shareholder meeting on 21 May 2014 (the “Scheme Meeting”) relating to the proposed Scheme of Arrangement under which Baytex Energy Corp. proposes to acquire, through its wholly owned subsidiary Baytex Energy Australia Pty Ltd, all of the shares in Aurora (the “Scheme”).
Communications to Shareholders
Aurora has commenced dispatching a reminder to all Aurora shareholders of the important dates in respect of the upcoming Scheme Meeting. This document has been filed on Sedar and can be found on www.sedar.com or on the Aurora website at www.auroraoag.com.au. Your vote is important and we encourage you to participate. The Aurora Board of Directors continues to unanimously recommend that you vote in favour of the Scheme at the Scheme Meeting, in the absence of a superior proposal.
Proxy Vote Close Date
Shareholders are reminded proxies must be received by the registry by 9:30 am on 19 May 2014 (Perth time).
Canadian Shareholders – Clarification on Important Dates
14 April 2014 is the record date for receiving notice of the Scheme Meeting. This was the date and time for determining Canadian beneficial holders of Aurora shares who must be provided with notice of the Scheme Meeting and a voting instruction form, however, this is not the voting record date. The date and time for determining eligibility to vote at the Scheme Meeting is 7pm (Perth time) 19 May 2014.
You are not precluded from voting in respect of the Scheme if you acquire Aurora shares after 14 April 2014. If you become a beneficial holder of Aurora shares after 14 April 2014, please contact your broker or intermediary for instructions on how to vote at the Scheme Meeting and to obtain a voting instruction form.
For Canadian beneficial holders, your voting instructions must be received by the broker or intermediary by telephone, mail or facsimile by 9:30 pm on Friday, 16 May 2014 (Toronto time), one business day before the proxy deposit deadline referred to above to allow sufficient time for the broker or intermediary to collate voting instructions and vote the underlying shares by the voting record date.
Aurora information line
Shareholders can contact the Aurora information line for further information relating to the Scheme on 1800 095 654 (within Australia) or +61 2 8767 1004 (outside Australia) Monday to Friday between 6.30am and 5.30pm (Perth time).
Aurora is an Australian and Toronto listed oil and gas company active in the over-pressured liquids rich region of the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, United States. Aurora is engaged in the development and production of oil, condensate and natural gas in Karnes, Live Oak and Atascosa counties in South Texas. Aurora participates in approximately 80,200 highly contiguous gross acres in the heart of the trend, including approximately 22,200 net acres within the Sugarkane Field in the over-pressured and liquids core of the Eagle Ford.
SOURCE Aurora Oil & Gas Limited
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